Shakes Mashaba has retained Reyaad Pieterse in his starting lineup for Bafana Bafana’s Cosafa Cup semi-final against Swaziland.
The SuperSport United goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse was widely tipped to make way for Ajax Cape Town youngster with the duo set to share responsibilities in Namibia but Mashaba has retained Pieterse after penalty heroics against Lesotho.
Tshepo Rikhotso, Gift Motupa (suspended) and Thembinkosi Lorch miss out as Repo Malepe, Deolin Mekoa and Thabiso Kutumela are handed starts.
Bafana head into the game with a strong record against their opponents, having won 5 of their last six matches with a goal difference of +11 and will be favourites to progress into the final despite fielding a side predominantly made up of SA U23 players.
The match against Swaziland at Sam Nujoma Stadium kicks off at 18:00.
Bafana Bafana v Swaziland:
Reyaad Pieterse, Tebogo Moerane, Themba Sikhakhane, Rivaldo Coetzee (c), Repo Malepe, Abbubaker Mobara, Lebo Phiri, Deolin Mekoa, Aubrey Modiba, Thabiso Kutumela, Judas Moseamedi
Jody February, Nkosingiphile Gumede, Tshepo Rikhotso, Siphesihle Stuurman, Menzi Masuku, Thembinkosi Lorch.